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Hey Guys,

I have a minor favor to ask all of you. When posting news or spoilers on the message boards, can you see if said information is already posted on our website? While we have no problem with you linking to other websites that post news and spoilers as well, we would just appreciate it if in your discussions there is mention of the work we at Soap Opera Network do as well.

If you want to find out what's happening via news or previews for your favorite soap, please go to each shows page on the frontpage.

Soaps on Soap Opera Network - http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/soaps

All My Children - http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/soaps/amc

As The World Turns - http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/soaps/atwt

The Bold and the Beautiful - http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/soaps/bb

Days of our Lives - http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/soaps/days

General Hospital - http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/soaps/gh

Guiding Light - http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/soaps/gl

One Life to Live - http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/soaps/oltl

The Young and the Restless - http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/soaps/yr

While we do create discussion threads for news, we are coming to a point that we will no longer be doing that due to limited discussion. We'd appreciate your help.

Thanks.

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Hey Guys,

I have a minor favor to ask all of you. When posting news or spoilers on the message boards, can you see if said information is already posted on our website? While we have no problem with you linking to other websites that post news and spoilers as well, we would just appreciate it if in your discussions there is mention of the work we at Soap Opera Network do as well.

If you want to find out what's happening via news or previews for your favorite soap, please go to each shows page on the frontpage.

Soaps on Soap Opera Network - http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/soaps

All My Children - http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/soaps/amc

As The World Turns - http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/soaps/atwt

The Bold and the Beautiful - http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/soaps/bb

Days of our Lives - http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/soaps/days

General Hospital - http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/soaps/gh

Guiding Light - http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/soaps/gl

One Life to Live - http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/soaps/oltl

The Young and the Restless - http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/soaps/yr

While we do create discussion threads for news, we are coming to a point that we will no longer be doing that due to limited discussion. We'd appreciate your help.

Thanks.

You know, I think the problem is not the content--everybody enjoys what you post--but board organization.

I will only speak for myself here...I mostly check out three areas here:

Discuss the Soaps

DTS: Spoilers

Entertainment News

For the third category, I mostly go there on ratings day, and also when (upon logging in) I see a catch headline up there.

I suspect this is all a consequence of the organization. The board organization is coherent and clear...but it encourages a separation of "user" versus "SON official" material.

I think I would lobby for a slight tweak in organization:

SON Spoilers and Prevues go in the Spoiler section.

SON News (generally, casting issues or behing-the-scenes issues) could go in spoilers, or DTS...as needed.)

Items that originate from SON would get a special "pinned" status at the top...at least for a little while.

I think something like that would make sure that all the hard work that you put into the News is actually seen.

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You know, I think the problem is not the content--everybody enjoys what you post--but board organization.

I will only speak for myself here...I mostly check out three areas here:

Discuss the Soaps

DTS: Spoilers

Entertainment News

For the third category, I mostly go there on ratings day, and also when (upon logging in) I see a catch headline up there.

I suspect this is all a consequence of the organization. The board organization is coherent and clear...but it encourages a separation of "user" versus "SON official" material.

I think I would lobby for a slight tweak in organization:

SON Spoilers and Prevues go in the Spoiler section.

SON News (generally, casting issues or behing-the-scenes issues) could go in spoilers, or DTS...as needed.)

Items that originate from SON would get a special "pinned" status at the top...at least for a little while.

I think something like that would make sure that all the hard work that you put into the News is actually seen.

I totally agree, Mark. I could have written this post. :-) I'm aware part of the problem is that I'm not taking advantage of everything SON has to offer. But I really only think to go to those three forums... and the off-topic one occasionally.

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Errol, do you plan to add Heroes and Lost to your list of primetime soaps? :P

If we could find people interested in covering those shows. We'd definitely be interested.

As it stands we are understaffed and I'm getting drained out.

You know, I think the problem is not the content--everybody enjoys what you post--but board organization.

I will only speak for myself here...I mostly check out three areas here:

Discuss the Soaps

DTS: Spoilers

Entertainment News

For the third category, I mostly go there on ratings day, and also when (upon logging in) I see a catch headline up there.

I suspect this is all a consequence of the organization. The board organization is coherent and clear...but it encourages a separation of "user" versus "SON official" material.

I think I would lobby for a slight tweak in organization:

SON Spoilers and Prevues go in the Spoiler section.

SON News (generally, casting issues or behing-the-scenes issues) could go in spoilers, or DTS...as needed.)

Items that originate from SON would get a special "pinned" status at the top...at least for a little while.

I think something like that would make sure that all the hard work that you put into the News is actually seen.

We tried this before, but I guess we could do it again? We'd just have to come up with a more friendly and identifiable format.

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I totally agree, Mark. I could have written this post. :-) I'm aware part of the problem is that I'm not taking advantage of everything SON has to offer. But I really only think to go to those three forums... and the off-topic one occasionally.

I'm seriously new here but where would that put Writers & Directors stuff? And, while pinning it could probably accomplish it, I often go to SON News because it pops up when I log on.

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Is this why a thread I made with daily spoilers for OLTL was deleted? I'm not mad about it or anything, I was just wondering.

I wasn't aware that your post was deleted. If you post it again, I will make sure that it isn't deleted.

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QUOTE (Donna B @ Aug 26 2008, 10:16 PM)
I'm seriously new here but where would that put Writers & Directors stuff? And, while pinning it could probably accomplish it, I often go to SON News because it pops up when I log on.

That's the thing, people know the threads are there but do not read or respond, nor do they read the articles we post. Do you know (not you personally) what it felt like to know how much work was put into an article that was written by one of my staff members last week only to see another source be credited and that source wrote barely a paragraph? It only served for discussion in another forum, without acknowledging my staffers work. That is the problem here.

Yes, people know that SON is a great place to get their news and previews, but it has yet to achieve a certain status (if that makes sense) and therefore we aren't accredited correctly for the work we do. We're falling by the wayside right now both on the website and on the message boards.

As for the Writers and Directors thread, nothing will happen to it. It was just a suggestion by another poster that we utilize the DTS forum to promote news.

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